Avon Rubber heads higher after receiving order for ballistic helmets


Avon Rubber PLC (LON:AVON) shares rose 3.3% to 3,264p after it announced an increase in the value of a contract it has with the US Army.

The value of the existing US Army Integrated Head Protection System low rate initial production contract has increased by an estimated US$28.4mln.

As part of the change to the contract, the US Army has placed an US$18.9mln order for ballistic helmets.

Deliveries are expected to start in the current fiscal year and will contribute to the group’s military revenues for the year.


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